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Shipping and Dispatch Assistant

Tonbridge, Kent
£22,000 to £25,000
Job Type
6 Sep 2022

Shipping and Dispatch Assistant

Location: Staplehurst, KentSalary: £22K - £25K per annum, DOEContract: Full time, PermanentHours: 40hrs, Monday - FridayExtras: Generous staff benefits packageCommute: M20 Junction 8 or Maidstone (on-site parking) London Charing Cross/ Cannon Street to Staplehurst No. 5, Maidstone to Staplehurst

Our new factory unit has just opened which means several new roles are now available for the right applicants. Magnetic Shields Limited had an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic individual to join our Logistics team as Shipping & Dispatch Assistant

We are leading specialists in the design, manufacture and installation of bespoke magnetically shielded rooms and associated products, and have an expanding customer base throughout the UK, Europe, USA and Asia

With a full manufacturing facility in Staplehurst, Kent fully equipped with the latest technology we are able to provide our customers with the highest level of service and quality. All of our manufacturing processes, including heat treatment, are integrated in our production plant

The role requires assisting a small, close-knit team with all aspects of the shipping and dispatch function, along with other administrative duties. To be considered for this role you will need to possess the ability to work within a small team, be numerate, have excellent attention to detail and be adaptable to helping colleagues as and when needed

Shipping and Dispatch Assistant - The Role:

  • Support the Import/Export Manager in daily shipping activities
  • Assist with arranging carriers to ship goods & material, working with suppliers to obtain best prices
  • Assist with all necessary shipping paperwork, including commercial invoices, packing lists & labels
  • Assist with customs clearances and ensuring on time delivery
  • Updating the sales team with shipment information & assisting them with shipping quotations as required.
  • Providing cover for packing department when required

In order to be successful within this role you must:

  • Good interpersonal skills for dealing with suppliers & customers.
  • High level of IT proficiency - experience of Word/ Excel and MRP systems
  • High standard of written English
  • Good organisational skills & time management.
  • Eye for detail
  • Ability to work to deadlines
  • Team player
  • Willingness to learn

It would be great if you have:

  • Experience of import/export documentation handling, control and procedures
  • Experience of worldwide customs procedures
  • Experience of a production environment with the challenges of shipping goods worldwide
  • Knowledge of engineering/fabrication

If you feel you have the necessary skills and experience to be successful in this role, click on "APPLY" today, forwarding an up-to-date copy of your CV for consideration in the first instance

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  • Job Reference: 705432749-2
  • Date Posted: 6 September 2022
  • Recruiter: Magnetic Shields Limited
    Magnetic Shields Limited
  • Location: Tonbridge, Kent
  • Salary: £22,000 to £25,000
  • Sector: Transport & Logistics
  • Job Type: Permanent